Council challenger gains $4,000 at fund-raiser GOP's Fox plans to seek seat of Democrat Lorsung


West Columbia Republican Greg Fox raised $4,000 last week at his first major fund-raiser for his brewing campaign for the Howard County Council.

Fox, 30, plans to challenge Democratic Councilwoman Mary C. Lorsung, whose liberal politics will make her tough to beat in a district that includes West Columbia and Fulton.

But Fox, who lives in Columbia's Hickory Ridge village and works for a subsidiary of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., has raised more than $10,000 -- including $3,000 of his own money and $4,000 from last week's fund-raiser.

"We were pretty happy," he said.

The fund-raiser at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center drew more than 125 supporters, including GOP councilmen Darrel E. Drown, Dennis R. Schrader and Charles C. Feaga. State Sen. Martin G. Madden, a Clarksville Republican, also attended.

Fox, who describes himself as "an engineer with a financial background," plans to formulate his platform during the winter and announce his candidacy in the spring.

A key position will be growth management. He says Howard's TC business and housing growth, taken together, should add more to the county's tax base than it costs in new services.

"Energy and financial understanding are some of the things the county is going to need as the county moves forward," Fox said.

Pub Date: 11/23/97

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